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    I would appreciate any information on my paternal grandfather, Prof. John Manissadjian who taught at Anatolia College, Marsovan, Turkey before and during the genocide. My grandmother was Arousyag (Daglian) Manissadjian. Thank you, Amy

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    Amy, Did they also come to the Greater Detriot Area? If so, try St. Sarkis and St. Johns Armenian churches, they should be able to help you. I have worked on searching the Ellis Island site as well as signing up for the free Ancestry.com trials. They are very helpful. As far as those Armenians who didn't make it out of Western Armenia - there are Ottoman census records spread out in various volumes throughout the world. They can be located, and with the help of an Ottoman translator you can go through the records and perhaps find information about your family. What I have found is by far most effective, is to start with your Armenian relatives and call them. One will suggest talking to another, and the other will suggest another and so on. Before you know it you will have been referred to, and talked to 50 people who may not have even ever known about. Each person has a piece to an elaborate puzzle. Also remember, the percentage of Armenians in Detroit that had roots in Mamuret-ul-Aziz province (in which Marsovan is contained) is quite high. To get a general idea of what happened in Marsovan during the genocide, purchase the book: "Marsovan 1915: The diaries of Bertha Morley" - published by the Gomidas Institute. Good luck.

    Hovik
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      Originally posted by Hovik
      ...there are Ottoman census records spread out in various volumes throughout the world. They can be located, and with the help of an Ottoman translator you can go through the records and perhaps find information about your family.
      Hovik
      Would you tell me, how these records can be found? I'd be interested in the records from the same town (Marsovan) for 19th century.

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        Amy, you could try http://www.familysearch.org/ which is a website for the Mormon center of Genealogy.

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          Originally posted by Kharpert
          Amy, you could try http://www.familysearch.org/ which is a website for the Mormon center of Genealogy.
          umm.. I wouldn't recommend the Mormon site ...
          Please make sure that you don't give any "Personal" info. or next thing you know, your grandparents will be converted to mormons by proxy
          [COLOR=SandyBrown][SIZE=4][B][FONT=Garamond]We Still Waiting To Rest In Peace ....
          We Owe Them Justice ...[/FONT][/B][/SIZE][/COLOR]
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            Originally posted by maral_m79
            umm.. I wouldn't recommend the Mormon site ...
            Please make sure that you don't give any "Personal" info. or next thing you know, your grandparents will be converted to mormons by proxy
            This is no joke, Maral is right, don't give any personal info...
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              Ummm...I'm quite sure the website is just a search engine through legal immigration, birth, and death documents. Like so.

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                Originally posted by Amy View Post
                I would appreciate any information on my paternal grandfather, Prof. John Manissadjian who taught at Anatolia College, Marsovan, Turkey before and during the genocide. My grandmother was Arousyag (Daglian) Manissadjian. Thank you, Amy
                Dear Amy,
                I realize that you posted this over 5 years ago and probably have learned a lot about your grandfather by now but I thought I'd reply since this post came up on a Google search I was doing about your grandfather. I've done some research on Anatolia College and Marsovan. My grandfather and uncles knew your grandfather well. If you are still interested, I can fill you in on a lot more. I do have this photo of your grandfather from 1913 and a picture of a wild tulip that he discovered in Anatolia. the tulip is now extinct in the wild but you can purchase a bulb from a company in Holland. Since I do not check the forum often, it is best to contact me by email at: [email protected].
                Best wishes,
                Armen Marsoobian
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                  Re: Search for Information

                  Originally posted by maral_m79 View Post
                  umm.. I wouldn't recommend the Mormon site ...
                  Please make sure that you don't give any "Personal" info. or next thing you know, your grandparents will be converted to mormons by proxy
                  My mothers side of the family already are.

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